I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Howard University, where I research and teach on American constitutional thought and development, focusing on civil rights, federalism, DC politics and statehood, slavery, abolitionism, and transcendentalism. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary.

I have published on American constitutionalism in The Journal of Politics, Polity, The Tulsa Law Review, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post. My first book, Hidden Laws: How State Constitutions Stabilize American Politics, will be published in 2021 by Yale University Press. You can find more information on my Academia.edu and Twitter profiles.